UK Registered Office Address
Every Limited Company registered in the UK must have a “Registered Office” address which should be situated in England, Wales, or Scotland. The purpose of a Company’s Registered Office address is to enable the service of legal documents on your company.
A record of a Company’s Registered Office address is kept on the Companies House database and is available for anybody to inspect free of charge. This address must also be written on all your company correspondence such as letterheads and invoices. It is quite common to use a director's or company secretary's home address as the registered office address.
The Company Warehouse offers a Registered Office address service if, for instance, you wish to keep your home details separate from your company details or your usual residential address is not in England, Wales or Scotland. There is an annual fee for this service that includes forwarding up to 10 items of statutory and legal mail each year. Additional items of mail can be forwarded at an extra cost but most companies using our facilities correctly (see below) should not need to pay an additional fee.
Each item of mail is logged and forwarded unopened in a separate, postage paid, plain envelope. Please be aware that some of our competitors simply re-address your mail without either keeping a record of the item forwarded or paying the associated postage cost.
You must not use our Registered Office address as your trading address and regular correspondence such as the following should not be sent to our premises (but not exclusively):
Letters from your suppliers
VAT returns or correspondence (you MUST NOT register for VAT at our address. You must register at your “trading address” otherwise you will be committing a criminal offence)
Parcels of any description
*price(s) excludes VAT and requires purchase of one of the Company Formation Packages